McCracken County

7:35 am
Fri October 26, 2012

McCracken County Animal Control Director Fired


Jeff Brown has been fired from his position as McCracken County Animal Control Director. The Paducah Sun reports Judge-Executive Van Newberry says Brown did not resign voluntarily, but he refused to comment on the firing. Sheriff’s department Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow is the interim director while the Fiscal Court searches for a new director. 

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8:06 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Adult Student Testing Practices Cost Community College

Inaccurate reporting of testing scores from McCracken County’s adult education program has allowed West Kentucky Community and Technical College to get more money from the Commonwealth than it was qualified to receive. Kentucky adult education officials found student testing practices at WKCTC were not in compliance with state and federal policies and established ethical standards. Kentucky’s Adult Education agency requires the programs it funds to administer tests establishing a baseline education level teachers can plan around.

7:43 am
Mon October 8, 2012

McCracken County Deputy Shoots Man with Sword, Gun

Kentucky State Police say a McCracken County sheriff’s deputy shot a man who waved a handgun and sword at him. Deputy Jared Rivera was called Saturday night to a southern McCracken County residence in response to reports the man inside was suicidal. As Rivera approached the house, he found 50-year-old Michael Lakin inside with a handgun. When the officer returned to his vehicle, Lakin appeared in the doorway with the gun and a sword. Rivera ordered him to drop the weapons, but Lakin instead came toward him.

12:34 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Merger Proponents Launch Website

Paducah, Ky.

Paducah and McCracken County merger proponents hope a new pro-merger website will boost support for the issue. The long discussed issue is on the November ballot. Paducah McCracken United members say the site  allows citizens to access fiscal information regarding the proposed merger.

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12:04 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Heath Nominated in Special Election

Graves County business owner Richard Heath will be on the ballot for State Representative twice on November 6th.

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9:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

New McCracken County High School Principal Talks Transitions, Planning

Michael Ceglinski

McCracken County Schools announced the principal of its new consolidated high school this week. Michael Ceglinski has been involved in plans for the school combining students from Reidland, Heath, and Lone Oak since its early stages. 

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4:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

McCracken County Consolidated High School Names Principal

Michael Ceglinski has been named principal of McCracken County High School.

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4:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

McCracken County Names New Consolidated High School Principal Next Week

 McCracken County Schools officials will name the principal of the new consolidated high school on Monday. The district held a three month search process which included out of state postings and hundreds of stakeholder surveys.

Assistant Superintendent Heath Cartwright tells the Paducah Sun the position was created at the March 15th board of education meeting with interviews concluding June 7th. The new principal will oversee the school's five academic houses each with assistant principals and guidance counselors.

The new high school opens in the fall 2013.

3:36 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Barge Salvage Work Continues

Salvagers are at work on a partially submerged barge near the site of the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge between McCracken and Livingston Counties. 

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4:30 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Economic Impact of Tourism in McCracken County showed an increase of $8.1 Million in 2011

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet released the results today of the examination of the Economic Impact of Tourism for 2011.

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